Well, now, this is rather sudden... (in Public Record)

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 6 2009 9:02 PM EDT

Yikes, I didn't think this would happen any time soon. My parents have decided that I need to take a break from CB, and from gaming in general, for a while. (To the tune of 2-3 months.)
This is rather disappointing, as I wanted to try that wall/ToE strat, but I suppose I'll have to put it on hold. (Along with my plans of _ever_ finishing an NCB.)

In commemoration, I've decided to put together this appreciation thread, and when (not if) I miss you (not intentionally!), here's a special thanks for all of you: Thanks, you guys are great!

To those I can remember specifically, in no particular order (except that Nov is first):

novice, for being one of the nicest people I've ever met on the internet. His helping me, helping NUBs, and helping everyone are absolutely invaluable. And putting up with me when I am constantly negative in CPs. ;)

Ranger, where would we be without you? Your a great fellow, and I'll definitely miss you. :)

three4thsforsaken & lostling, your strat advice is priceless. Your definitely making this a greater game, and a better place to be.

3B, Shade, Draco, and Idiotz, the greatest possible clanmates. Its been real fun playing with you guys, and hopefully we'll do it again sometime. ;)

Zenai, incredibly nice person, and has made this game a far better place since he (re) joined. I'll miss you!

LC, great to hang around with, great to talk to, and along with some of you others, holding the UC flame aloft.

Goodfish/BadFish, you two are great. I'm sad I couldn't stay for your epically-uber contest, but good luck to all the winners!
You guys are also shining stars on here. Proud to have known you. :)

dudemus, thanks for helping me (and countless others!) with our NCB and data. You've always been nice (and helpful) to talk to.

Wasp, always been a good friend, and good luck with that RoBF run!

OpVines, fun to talk to, and generally good humored. Good luck out-naming GW!

Godwolf, boy, would CB be different without you. (In a bad way!) Wish I could have, and I hope to, get to know you better. ;)

Hatch, pretty much ditto to GW. :D

Gun and Loch, pretty much synonymous with one another. They both make me laugh whenever I talk with them, and two nicer people (well, Loch, anyway ;)) you couldn't find. (Just kidding, Gun.)

Rawr, sorry for being able to beat you. ;) Good luck destroying the top!

NS and Jon, what can be said? Thanks for keeping the best place on the internet kicking!

J'bob, I. Am. Not. An. Eskimo. Really. (If you haven't already, get to know J'bob, he rocks.)

Hakai and Meso, this pretty much sums it up: :D

Sut, Lord Bob, and Sickone, pretty much disagree with you guys on everything politically/scientifically/religiously. But your also very nice, and always a pleasure to talk (read: argue) with.

JS and Eliteofdelete, always loved your strats, good luck with your characters!

Slayer, my common sense tells me Darkfall isn't that great, but to each his own... ;)

And I'm sure I'm missing a bunch, but I <3 you guys too. ;)

(Note: I'll not be "selling out" except for selling 10M for USD, the rest I'm keeping for when I start back up. Hope to see you all again then!)

With love,


DoS June 6 2009 9:05 PM EDT

Fair thee well

InebriatedArsonist June 6 2009 9:08 PM EDT

A break from gaming over the summer? Bad report card, eh?

AdminTal Destra [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] June 6 2009 9:08 PM EDT

hope to see you back

AdminTitan [The Sky Forge] June 6 2009 9:08 PM EDT

Ahh Marly, I know how ya feel. I've butted a lot of head with my parents over my video game playing. Hope it all turns out well, it usually does.

QBRanger June 6 2009 9:10 PM EDT


Hope you come back after your forced hiatus.

We will be here waiting.

FailBoat[SG] [Forever Alone] June 6 2009 9:15 PM EDT

Yeah, waiting to kick you in the teeth!

Later Marl, have fun man and don't tick your parents off. :P

{WW]Nayab [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 6 2009 9:22 PM EDT

At the moment, it is only a matter of time till this happens to me. See ya soon Marl!

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 6 2009 9:37 PM EDT

Have fun, we'll miss ya!

Zenai [Ministry of Pain] June 6 2009 9:44 PM EDT

Come back soon Marl we will miss you tons!

A Lesser AR of 15 [Red Permanent Assurance] June 6 2009 9:55 PM EDT

cya, CarlBox.

Cube June 6 2009 10:15 PM EDT

Adieu. I sure your parents have their reasons. I'm sure they think it's good for you.

Untouchable June 6 2009 10:17 PM EDT

When you come back, we will have a party!

"...stay gold, Ponyboy...."

Rawr June 6 2009 10:51 PM EDT


And thanks for recognizing me, I'll miss you, truly.

three4thsforsaken June 6 2009 11:42 PM EDT

awww, sorry to hear that. The battle will be waiting for you when you return! take care!

Admin{CB1}Slayer333 [SHIELD] June 7 2009 12:06 AM EDT

Darkfall rocks.

Have a nice game-free summer, go outside :p

Cube June 7 2009 12:09 AM EDT

My roommate followed Darkfall hype religiously. Then tried it, and only was on for about two weeks. -Too many people running around naked looking for easy kills to get stuff without any penalty.

Messbrutal June 7 2009 12:13 AM EDT

Best of luck with this CB break, I wish you won't have too big of a withdrawal.

Take care and hope to hear from you around as soon as you can.

j'bob June 7 2009 12:39 AM EDT

/me shakes my angry plastic fist in the air!!!!
They cannot keep you from us for long Marly...

(after all, for as old as you are ... your parents have to be ANCIENT!)

see ya soon enough lil bud!

Demigod June 7 2009 12:52 AM EDT

Your public library has internet access right? ::cough:: What? I'm not saying defy your parents... I'm just saying that you should visit your local library. A lot.

And I hope to see you back in a few months. At 13, you already seem sharper than most adults.

Goodfish June 7 2009 1:42 AM EDT

nonononono! wai u leave?

Totally unfair. I'm uberbummed that you won't be on CB, Marlfish! I know I speak for both Badfish and I when I say that it'll be a shame to have you miss out on the contests... and on CB in general. Come back soon!

QBJohnnywas June 7 2009 3:53 AM EDT

Why don't you get your folks to join CB? That might make it awkward for you, but at least you'd be back.

On the other hand, I remember trying to avoid my parents for pretty much my entire teens so....

Wasp [C and S Forgery Lmtd.] June 7 2009 4:51 AM EDT

Dude, you can't leave?! All the best to you either way. Enjoy your 'break' and don't do anything too crazy!! I'm sure most of us will be here waiting :P

Brakke Bres [Ow man] June 7 2009 6:24 AM EDT

damn marl, that sucks. Especially now all those new games are out :P

Good luck with the studies man.

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 7 2009 8:24 AM EDT

Well, Henk, if this extends into November, there's a plane ticket to Paraguay with my name on it. ;)

Thank you everyone! I hope to be "back" a.s.a.p., and really appreciate everyone's comments. :)

P.S., I woke up to 14 CMs. ;D

AdminShade June 7 2009 9:19 AM EDT

poor marl, hope to see you back soon!

QBOddBird June 7 2009 9:31 AM EDT

Good luck with that whole "going outside" thing. There's just too much light involved with that for my tastes.

See you when you get back :)

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] June 7 2009 10:51 AM EDT

I, as well as all of KHII will miss you dearly!

Fatil1ty June 7 2009 11:12 AM EDT

keep it real bud and see you when you return

[RX3]Cotillion June 7 2009 3:13 PM EDT

At least you'll have some good books to read. Take it easy. You'll be back before you know it.

idiotz June 7 2009 7:28 PM EDT

Love you Marl. :) Good Luck in life, hope to see you around again soon!

Lochnivar June 9 2009 3:17 AM EDT

/me pats Marl on the back

Come back kiddo, or we will use the tracking chip I just put on you!

Goodfish June 9 2009 4:07 AM EDT

Don't effing leave.... :(

Marlfox [Cult of the Valaraukar] June 9 2009 1:03 PM EDT

Well, it isn't really a "I'm leaving 4eva!!one!1!" kind of thing. More like a "I'm not going to be playing competitively and only logging in once a day or two" type thing.
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